from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Exceptionally exact or vivid memory, especially as associated with certain mental illnesses.
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- n. An elevated level of memory recall.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Unusual power of recollection.
Another distortion of memory is called hypermnesia.
Some of the processes that have taken hypnoanalysis charactristics for solo runs include The Journey Process by Brandon Bays (a snarfing of core transformation, partial imagined hypermnesia, and time line) and Core Transformation by Connirae Andreas (a very nice take on parts therapy that goes to the heart of the matter).
Or, run yourself through a full-on revivification of a past event, not hypermnesia but an actual re-experience.
Not the same as deliberate fraud, hypermnesia can play havoc with our ability to give accurate testimony.
“This hypermnesia—is that the function of a particular alter, do you know?”
Many hypnotherapeutic techniques such as amnesia, hypermnesia, progression, paramnesia, automatic writing, dream induction, regression, production of experimental conflicts and crystal or mirror gazing require a somnambulistic state.
The hypermnesia of the dream and the resort to infantile material have become main supports in our theory.
But hypermnesia, pure and simple, consists of an extraordinary flood of memories totally lacking that essential mark of creation -- new combinations.
-- Resemblances to hypermnesia, the initial state of alcoholic intoxication and somnambulism on waking.
"The term I've heard mentioned before is he has 'hypermnesia,'" Caldwell said.
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